Pathways program

Providing mentorship, scholarships and training to empower people of color to enter the mental health field.

Washburn Center for Children’s Pathways program aims to support people of color in pursuit of a career in the mental health field by reducing social, economic and racial barriers.

Changing the pathway into the mental health profession

This new, evolving initiative addresses the striking lack of diversity in the behavioral health workforce. Nationally, only 6% of psychologists and 12% of social workers are people of color.

Washburn Center wants to reduce racial, social and economic inequities and ensure that students who aspire to be mental health professionals have the opportunity and support to successfully begin their career.

Pathways Model of Support

We’re here to support you and your path into the mental health field by providing mentorship and experiential learning opportunities.

About Pathways

By providing internships, scholarships, hands-on learning and mentoring, Pathways will address some of the inequities and barriers that have prevented young people of color from entering the mental health field.

How to apply

Interested in becoming a Pathways Fellow? Check to see if you are eligible.

Invest in Pathways

You can make an impact in our community by investing in the future of children’s mental health.